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ADELAIDE HILLS MOTORCYCLE CLUB Newsletter June 2017

Posted by Ben on June 22, 2017 at 6:25 AM


G’day members, I thought it was time to start doing the club newsletter once again to kick start the club participation. As we come into the winter part of the season, generally we get a bit busier as members drag out the dirt bikes and don the well-worn dirtbike clothing, and go out and once again try to master the art of riding the bucking, growling monster. And you know what members, that is what it is all about! Get your dirt bike dirty! As the sidecar racers say, “eat dust or let it rust”. We all have a significant investment into our motorcycles so it only makes sense to use them. Stop making excuses and get out and ride the beast!


Next ride day Sunday 25th June at Borthwicks. Come along and get dirty! Starts at 8.00am and we go to after lunch. ( unless someone wants to put there hand up to be the official for the rest of the day!). We have done quite a bit of work on the track and if we get a bit more rain it will be perfect.


Upcoming Events 24 Hour Trial On Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July we do our annual running of a checkpoint for the 24 Hour Trial organization. It is a major event on the motorcycling calendar in South Australia and we have been running a checkpoint for over 20 years. It is a big thing for our club and it does take a significant amount of preparation and work in setting up the site and running the control for 24 hours straight. This year we are going to be challenged a bit more because we will have to do the event without four of our usual, skilled club members. Matt, Slim, Alison and Sean all have other family events that make it not possible for them to attend. Believe me that makes a big hole we need to fill! I really hope some of you put your hand up to cover for them. It is a great event and we have a lot of fun. Our checkpoint is an IN GATE about 7Km from Dutton. The first bike is due in at our checkpoint at 11.52 am Saturday morning, and the last bike will go through at about 8.30am Sunday morning. More info will be posted in the next newsletter after the next committee meeting in a week or so. Directions to the checkpoint are:- Take the Truro to Eudunda Rd – Turn left at Dutton onto St Kitts Rd – Turn Right onto Noack Rd – Turn Right onto Tableland Rd – Travel about 4Km and we will be set up on the Right hand side of the road.


Recent events On Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th June we did a ride from Mt Pleasant to Hattah in Victoria via two wheel tracks, single tracks, dirt roads and 4-wheel drive tracks. It was 350Km each way and organized by Greg Noel. We rode for 8 hours each day through freezing cold, fog, and clear skies. Greg, Chesso, Andy, Benny and myself rode our trusty steeds and Haydo drove our trusty 4WD support vehicle (just in case). It was a brilliant exercise with some easy sections and a lot of challenging tricky sections to! Greg won the Autumn Leaves trophy for falling off the most and the poor old Teneree took a bit of a beating. We will certainly be doing this sort of activity again so keep your ears posted if you are interested. Benny might even post some pics.


Next Committee Meeting We really encourage all finacial members to come to our committee meeting/social gathering to help us push the club forward with ideas and help. The next club meeting is Tuesday 4th July at the Totness Hotel mount Pleasant 8.00 Start…get there at 7.00 if you want a meal….Tuesday special is Schnitzel.


Club Calendar I Will leave this section up to Benny To successfully do the newsletters we need an email address for everyone. Please fill out the email address form below and email it to leesspoton@bigpond.com with you name and address etc. That way you will get continuous updates on anything that is going on in the club. Well that’s it for this newsletter, I hope you all keep your bike shiny side up, keep grinnin’, and keep yer front wheel up! Thanks all…………. the committee

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